NCJA 10-14: First Responders, Caregivers, and Dementia

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November is National Family Caregivers Month. Join host Kirk Puckett in this episode of NCJA 10-14 as he talks to Denise Young, program manager with the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter. They discuss how first responders can interact with caregivers and dementia patients during calls of emergency and crisis, and what resources are available to assist caregivers and first responders alike.

TALK Tactics
T – take it slow
A – ask simple questions
L – limit reality checks
K – keep eye contact

Additional Resources:

Alzheimer’s Association

Western Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Associaton

Project Lifesaver International

Safe Return Program

Safe Return for Law Enforcement

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